Probate is the legal process by which a person’s debts are paid and assets distributed upon her or his death. When a will is validated and found to be legally enforceable, it is said to be “probated”. Typically, family members or other designated people administer estates in probate, and they may have attorneys assist or handle this task. It is not always necessary for a will to be formally probated. An experienced probate attorney can help you determine the most beneficial procedure.
Estate administration laws vary from state to state, so it is important to contact a skilled probate lawyer to obtain accurate, honest information regarding your estate’s distribution.
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